FolkFest News

Laurelyn Dossett Hosts “Songs of Hope & Justice” with Special Guest Performers from the N.C. Folk Festival Thursday, September 5th in the Van Dyke Performance Space

Tickets for this festival tradition and celebration are now on sale. Greensboro singer-songwriter Laurelyn Dossett will host a gathering of renowned folk musicians – including Phil Cook, Anya Hinkle, and actor/activist Sarita Ocón – for “Songs of Hope & Justice” in downtown Greensboro’s Van Dyke Performance Space on Thursday evening,...

2019 Schedule Revealed on Mobile App

Volunteer shifts are still available throughout the festival, Sept. 6-8, 2019 North Carolina Folk Festival organizers today announced the 2019 schedule for the North Carolina Folk Festival – a free admission, three-day weekend celebration of America’s roots & heritage in downtown Greensboro, Friday, September 6th to Sunday, September 8th.   The...

Kontoor Brands Will Serve as Stage Sponsor for 2019 N.C. Folk Festival

The Lee-Wrangler Stage, one of the N.C. Folk Festival’s several outdoor stages, will host festival performers both day and night The North Carolina Folk Festival today announced that Kontoor Brands, Inc. will sponsor the “Lee-Wrangler Stage” for the 2019 NCFolk Festival, which will take place in downtown Greensboro from September...

Booker T. Jones to Perform Opening Night of the 2019 N.C. Folk Festival

The North Carolina Folk Festival announces today that world-renowned soul instrumentalist and vocalist, Booker T. Jones, will be performing at the festival on opening night - Friday, September 6 - in downtown Greensboro. Originally rising to fame as the frontman of Booker T. and the M.G.’s, Booker T. Jones has...

TowneBank Unveiled as Presenting Sponsor for 2019 N.C. Folk Festival

The N.C. Folk Festival, which will take place in downtown Greensboro on September 6–8, 2019, revealed TowneBank as the new presenting sponsor of the Festival at a press conference this morning. Making the announcement today at LeBauer Park in Greensboro were Amy Grossmann, Director of the N.C. Folk Festival and...

Artist Announcement

Today, the North Carolina Folk Festival announced the addition of eight artists who will appear at the festival the weekend of September 6-8 in downtown Greensboro—the festival’s second season following the success of the wildly popular three-year residency by the National Folk Festival—which drew more than 400,000 people to downtown...